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The Whole Nail and Back Again

November 13, 2013  | 

When doing rockstar nails in acrylic, I really prefer to do a French style. It’s easier to change the colors this way — all I have to do is a backfill. If the client really wants

Keywords: clients   salon services  

Underbidding the Job

October 23, 2013  | 

A few weeks ago I got a text from a potential client asking about booking an appointment and wanting to know if I could do a set “like this” and what would I charge for it. She

Keywords: clients   money   salon services  

The End of the Trademark Design

October 18, 2013  | 

I can’t believe I missed half of the October nail art season already. Yikes! (Have I mentioned that I LOVE Halloween?) I have been so excited about getting back in the salon and whipping up some

Keywords: salon services  

Little Glass Marbles

October 2, 2013  | 

You probably have some in your arsenal, or at least have seen them in pictures. They are very popular for use as flower middles on 3-D art, and sometimes as edging around a design or whatnot. What

Keywords: salon services  

Accent Toe?

September 25, 2013  | 

Right now my clients are loving the “accent nail” look — which they all seem to think of as “the new thing” even though it was SO the hotness back in the late ’80s/early ’90’s when

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Yes, It’s Returnable

September 20, 2013  | 

Close to three years ago now, I got a phone call from a sweet lady in Montana...or maybe Idaho...or possibly Wyoming. Well, I got a call from a sweet lady who lived very far away from

Keywords: clients   marketing/promotions   salon services  

My Obsession with Franken-Polish

September 20, 2013  | 

I have a small obsession with indie/franken polishes that has almost consumed what little free time I have. I haven't purchased any because I know I can make some. I do, however, love coming across different

Keywords: salon services  

I Like Big Brushes and I Cannot Lie

July 29, 2013  | 

I remember, back in my first year as a nail tech, wrestling with my product. I just couldn’t seem to find that sweet spot that allowed me to pick up a bead of acrylic that was

Keywords: salon services  

Reading the Fine Print

July 19, 2013  | 

When I decided to experiment with online booking, I was wary. Letting other people book services for me has never proven to go smoothly in the past and that was in salons with a professional receptionist,

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 6 -- Naja Needs Anthony's Help Polishing Toenails

July 19, 2013  | 

Gaybonics: "GUUURRRLLLL...CHILE...YES GAWD, YES JESUS...HUNTY, FIERCE...WERK...SHADE...REEEEAAAD…" Look, I’m  always down for  a good ol' kiki (butch queens raised me, it’s in my blood), but let’s just get this fashion show done, Anthony!It’s like everything he touches

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon services  

Giving Up My Million-Dollar Idea

July 17, 2013  | 

Almost every client I have puts her hands inside my UV lamps. That’s a lot of wiping out and disinfecting the bottoms of the lamps. Today, one of my gel-polish clients asked me what was all

Keywords: salon services  

Priced as Marked

July 12, 2013  | 

How I charge for services has become increasingly varied over the last few years. It’s not a simple matter of “how much is a full set” anymore, now it’s more like, “Well it starts at X

Keywords: clients   salon services  

L.A. Hair: Episode 5 -– Naja’s Client Has Down-to-the-Nub Nails

July 11, 2013  | 

How many times have you met a stranger and been introduced as, “This is blank ______ (Naja in my case). She does nails.” The stranger immediately pulls her hands back in a hiding position and says,

Keywords: L.A. Hair   salon safety   salon services  

Gel...Like That Stuff You Put in Your Hair

July 10, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Sara Khalaf/NailsbySara (https://www.facebook.com/skhalaf2007) I talk about gel a lot, don’t I? Well, acrylic was the first product for building nail extensions that really took off here in the States. For a couple of decades,

Keywords: salon services  

Up For a Challenge

June 28, 2013  | 

Some days I’m all for a challenge. Bring me a photo of nails you found on Pinterest, bring me a dress you need to match, I’m all over it! The wheels get to turning and I’m

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